INTERSTATE stud masters competed strongly with commercial producers to achieve Jim and Jackie Wedge's Ascot Spring sale best result to date after the entire catalogue averaged $9900 at North Toolburra, Warwick on Friday.
The stage was set for a very strong sale result with one of their biggest buying galleries on hand comprising over 120 registered bidders, all brimming with confidence on the buoyant cattle market and keen to upgrade their genetics from the Ascot catalogue chock full of pedigree, performance and polled bulls.
In the breakdown, 60 Angus bulls averaged $9850 for a $23,000 top and 61 Charolais bulls averaged $9950 to a top of $34,000 with the entire run of 121 bull sold under the hammer by guest auctioneer Paul Dooley, Tamworth, New South Wales.
Leading Queensland seed stock producers Ian, Dell, Ivan and Helen Price and family, Keddstock Pty Ltd, Moongool Charolais, Yuleba, bid the $34,000 top money for Ascot Kudos P545E (P) (R/F), a low birth weight, positive fat, powerful son of Palgrove Kudos K735E (P) through their Brisbane-based consultant Kevin Graham.
Another high-profile stud master active was Trent Walker, Walker Bros Enterprises, Keringa Angus, Lameroo, South Australia, who outlaid the $23,000 top Angus money for Ascot Qualifier Q329 (AI), a yearling son of US sire in LD Capitalist 316 with exceptional growth and carcase performance.
Selling agents: Elders, Colin Say & Co Pty Ltd, Nutrien, Mike Wilson Stud Stock & Bloodstock and online through AuctionsPlus.
Full report in next week's Queensland Country Life.